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The Killers
When You Were Young
Sam's Town (2006)

Tuning: Half step down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)

/ = slide up
\ = slide down
h = hammer-on


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I tried to include everything so sorry if it's long.

I haven't really included any rhythm but you figure most of it out just by listening...



INTRO:


eb-----10--------|
Bb-----10--------|
Gb------0--------|
Db------7--------|
Ab------8--------|
Eb---------------|


That is the correct opening chord but if you find that awkward to play then this sounds
just as good I think:


eb-----10--------|
Bb-----10--------|
Gb------0--------|
Db-----10--------|
Ab------8--------|
Eb---------------|


Guitar 1:

eb---x-x----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb---x-x---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb---x-x---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db---x-x---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab---x-x---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb---x-x----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

eb--------5-------------------5-----------------|
Bb-----------8--0--(0)-----------8--------------|
Gb-----5-------------------5--------------------|
Db--7-------------------7----------7--(7)--7\---|
Ab----------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------|




VERSE ONE (no guitar):

Verse one has no guitar, just bass. Here is the bass part for guitar if you want to play along:

Eb---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8\1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now
Here he comes


PRE-CHORUS & CHORUS:

eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb--------10-(10)---------12----------13---------------13-(13)---------10-(10)--|
Gb---------0--(0)----------0-------------0--------------0--(0)----------0--(0)--|
Db-----10--------------12---------14--------0------14--------------10-----------|
Ab--8--------------10---------12----------------15-------------\--8-------------|
Eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

He doesnt look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined
When you were young



CHORUS:

Start playing the intro and chorus riff when he sings "you"

Guitar 1:

eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

eb--------5-------------------5-----------------|
Bb-----------8--0--(0)-----------8--------------|
Gb-----5-------------------5--------------------|
Db--7-------------------7----------7--(7)-------|
Ab----------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------|



VERSE TWO


During Verse two, play these chords, palm muted...

eb--------------------------------------------|
Bb--------------------------------------------|
Gb--10------12-------14-------17------10------|
Db--10--x8--12--x3---14--x5---17-x8---10--x8--|
Ab---8------10-------12-------15-------8------|
Eb--------------------------------------------|


Can we climb this mountain
I dont know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let's take it easy
Easy now
Watch it go

PRE-CHORUS & CHORUS:

eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb--------10-(10)---------12----------13---------------13-(13)---------10-(10)--|
Gb---------0--(0)----------0-------------0--------------0--(0)----------0--(0)--|
Db-----10--------------12---------14--------0------14--------------10-----------|
Ab--8--------------10---------12----------------15-------------\--8-------------|
Eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

We're burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane
That started turning
When you were young
When you were young

CHORUS:

Guitar 1:

eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:

eb--------5-------------------5-----------------|
Bb-----------8--0--(0)-----------8--------------|
Gb-----5-------------------5--------------------|
Db--7-------------------7----------7--(7)-------|
Ab----------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------|

PRE-SOLO:

eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb--------10-(10)---------12----------13---------------13-(13)---------10-(10)--|
Gb---------0--(0)----------0-------------0--------------0--(0)----------0--(0)--|
Db-----10--------------12---------14--------0------14--------------10-----------|
Ab--8--------------10---------12----------------15-------------\--8-------------|
Eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

And sometimes you close your eyes
And see the place where you used to live
When you were young

Play these chords just before the solo:

eb------------------------|
Bb--1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3------|
Gb--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------|
Db--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5------|
Ab--3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5------|
Eb------------------------|

SOLO (Guitar 1 plays the intro/chorus chords in the background):


eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb---17-17-17-17-17-17-17-----17-17-17-17-17-17-17---17-17-17\----------------------------------|
Gb---------------------------------------------------------------12-12-12--14-14-14-14-14-14----|
Db----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb------------17--15----------------------------17--15--------------|
Bb-----------------------17-----------------------------------------|
Gb-14--14h17---------16------17-(17)-----14h17----------14-(14)-----|
Db------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb-----------------------------------------3-----|
Bb-----------------------------------------3-----|
Gb--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Db--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Ab---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3-3--2--0--2-----|
Eb-----------------------------------------3-----|

BRIDGE:

They say the devil's water
It ain't so sweet
You dont have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

Play this after bridge:

eb-----------|
Bb-----------|
Gb-----------|
Db--17-(17)--|
Ab-----------|
Eb-----------|

SOLO TWO (Guitar 1 plays the intro/chorus chords in the background):

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---17-17-17-17-17-17-17---17-17-17-17-17-17-17\8-8-8--10-10-10---10-10-10/20-20-20-20-20-20-20-|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------|
B---20-20-20-20-20-20-20---20-20-20\8-8-8-10-10-10---10-10-10--|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------|


VERSE THREE:

eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now
Here he comes

G   (32000x)
C   (x3201x)
Am  (x0221x)
Csus2 (x2001x)
F   (13321x)
G*  (35543x)
Am* (57755x)
C*  (8 10 10 9 8 x)

G
He doesnt look a thing like Jesus

      C                Csus2   Am
But he talks like a gentleman


Like you imagined

        F     G* Am* C*
When you were young

                         F
(talks like a gentleman)


(like you imagined)


LAST CHORUS:

eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb-------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-\-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
Gb-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
Db-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Ab-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-\-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


When you were young

I said he doesnt look a thing like Jesus
He doesnt look a thing like Jesus
But more than you'll ever know

eb-----------------------------------------3-----|
Bb-----------------------------------------3-----|
Gb--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Db--10-10-10--9-9-9--7-7-7--5-5-5-5--4--2--0-----|
Ab---8--8--8--7-7-7--5-5-5--3-3-3-3--2--0--2-----|
Eb-----------------------------------------3-----|

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be constructive. Thanks!
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pizpag wrote on May 22 2013, 06:42 pm

Wonderful tab! My only question is what do I play during the bridge?

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mrqueshy35 wrote on June 20 2013, 12:14 pm

Dminor F Am
They Say The Devil's Water It Aint So Sweet You Dont Have To Drink Right Now

Eminor Am G
But You Can Dip Your Feet, Every Once In A Little While

Hope it answers your question pizpag

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pizpag wrote on July 31 2013, 02:22 pm

Yes, thank you!

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